Saturday, January 2, 2010


Every time I clean the refrigerator or freezer, I tell myself that it would have been more efficient to simply shred dollar bills. I've got to have a better way of keeping track of what's in the freezer and buy just enough produce to use while it's still edible.


  1. I find that if I have an idea of how I want to prepare the meat and vegetables I buy, I can more easily remember to make that dish and use the food that is in my fridge and freezer.


  2. Judy,
    I sometimes make an inventory of what is in my freezer/refrigerator/cupboards and plan my meals with the intent of using what is there before I put in any more. I have a meal planning template "week at a glance" that I can send you tomorrow if you like.

  3. Any veggies that are no longer crisp can be made into soup. Good way to use up the not-so-fresh stuff.

  4. I have a dry erase board on the outside of my freezer. It has a list of all the things in my freezer. Anytime I put something in or take something out I change the board accordingly. When I am planning my meals for the week I just look at what is on my freezer board!